Kains Flat’s search for missing children ends with new welcome as statement on family issues

The family of two who were found in the rural NSW bush after their disappearance thanked the community for their ‘safe recovery’.

Siblings Eli and Hannah, 14 and 12, moved away from a rural New South Wales property on Monday afternoon, prompting a major search that included specialist officers, rescue police and the canine unit.

In the video above, the two missing children are located by Polair.

They were found by emergency services on Tuesday afternoon after spending a night in a dense bush.

After their reunion with the children, the family released a statement thanking the community for their support and help.

“Our family would like to sincerely thank the emergency services and volunteers for helping our children’s safe recovery,” one read.

The incredible moment when a helicopter spots the brother and sister lost in a dense bush. Credit: 7NEWS
The two children were reunited with their families on Tuesday afternoon.
The two children were reunited with their families on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: 7NEWS

“We also extend a special thank you to the community of Mudgee and Sydney.”

“While we appreciate the assistance provided by the community and the media, we respectfully request confidentiality at this time.”

Police were called to the Kains Flat property, about 22 miles northeast of Mudgee, around 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Eli, 14, and Hannah, 12, left the property for a walk at 2:30 p.m.

In the video below, the two missing children are found unharmed.

Missing children found safe and sound.

They did not return and spent the night in the bush.

Just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, NSW Police said the couple were located.

“Wonderful news! Two children reported missing on a rural property near Mudgee have been found unharmed, ”police said.

“Every minute they’re out there is one more minute they could be in danger, so it’s just fantastic that they’ve been located,” police said Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to the Kains Flat property, about 22 miles northeast of Mudgee, around 5:45 p.m. Monday.
Police were called to the Kains Flat property, about 22 miles northeast of Mudgee, around 5:45 p.m. Monday. Credit: 7NEWS

NSW Ambulance Inspector Jed Gollan said on Tuesday evening the children were in good health.

“The helicopter spotted the children in the bush and they waved them off,” Gollan said.

“When our ICU paramedic joined them, the children were tired, thirsty and had suffered quite a few mosquito bites, but they were otherwise healthy. “

“Meeting them with their parents was a great moment.

The siblings were spotted by PolAir in the bush.

The siblings were assessed by paramedics and escorted to their families where they were reunited.

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